Kolkata :Electric vehicles (EVs) have captured the imagination of policy-makers and automobile manufacturers globally. These machines not only help users save money, but also promote a safe and clean environmentThe growth in the EV market can be attributed mainly to the incentives under the government’s Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles India programme which was launched on April 1, 2015.
Mahindra Electric, part of the diversified USD 17.8 billion Mahindra Group and a pioneer in the development and production of electric vehicles in India, has announced the launch of its new electric CitySmart car, the ‘e2oPlus’. With zero emission, the ‘e2oPlus’ is set to usher in a whole new concept in urban mobility and is priced at an attractive Rs. 6.96 lacs (for the P4 variant ex-showroom Kolkata, post FAME incentive).
On a full charge, the Mahindra e2oPlus can travel for upto 140 kms and can achieve a top speed of 85 kmph. Powered by the latest electric drive train technology from Mahindra Electric, the e2oPlus can effortlessly cruise through city traffic and drives Mahindra’s vision of the Future of Mobility. The tall-boy design and spacious interiors make for a compact city car that can comfortably seat four adults.
Mahesh Babu, CEO-designate, Mahindra Electric mentioned, “As the pioneers in integrated and electric mobility solutions in India, it has always been our endeavour to make electric vehicles more accessible across segments. The e2oPlus is a near perfect amalgam of the dramatic advancements in automotive technology, electronics and information technology, combined with minimal running costs. As a listening organisation, thee2oPlus has been evolved keeping in mind the feedback from our potential customers. I am confident that with its technologically advanced features, home charging facility, easy manoeuvrability and affordable ownership, the e2oPlus will soon be accepted as a mainstream car. There has never been a better time to embrace electric vehicles as it not only serves the purpose of a smart city car, but also fulfils the need to contribute positively to the environment.”
At the core of the e2oPlus is a collection of connected features that have been developed to make the car both easier and more enjoyable to drive and maintain. Whether it is planning a route, checking the health of the car, or remotely cooling the car, the e2oPlus seamlessly integrates technologies to offer functionality and is aptly designed for easy urban commuting.
The host of innovative features include remote diagnostics through telematics, connectivity through smart phone app, new and advanced infotainment system, regenerative braking, Hill Hold control for easy driving in hilly terrains, REVive® for reserve charge and automated messages amongst others.
Charging the e2oPlus is as simple as charging a mobile phone. Customers can choose between 4 trim levels (P2, P4, P6, P8) and 4 exciting colours namely Coral Blue, Sparkling Wine, Arctic Silver, Solid White.